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California Polytechnic State University Special Collections and Archives, San Luis Obispo

The Special Collections and Archives department of the Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo was established in 1969 to build primary source research collections that reflect and support the polytechnic curriculum of the university.

Major subject areas in the collections include architects, architecture and the built environment of California; book arts; environmental history; ethnic studies; fine printing; graphic arts; Julia Morgan; landscape architecture in California; San Luis Obispo regional history; social history; and William Randolph Hearst and San Simeon.

Special Collections and Archives acquires, preserves, interprets, and provides access to primary research materials in their original formats, including books, manuscripts, archives, and other items, in support of the educational and research activities of the Cal Poly academic community, visiting scholars, and the research community at large.

Contact Information:

California Polytechnic State University Special Collections and Archives
Robert E. Kennedy Library
1 Grand Avenue, Building 35
Room 409
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
Telephone: (805) 756-5710
Email: archives@calpoly.edu

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Cultural & Academic Films
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Description : Recording of program produced by Cal Poly's student radio station KCPR, featuring then-Cal Poly student and KCPR DJ, Weird Al Yankovic. [00:24:04] Brian Hackney talks about Jimmy Boyd [00:24:10] Jimmy Boyd - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus [00:27:19] Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby [00:30:51] Ray Conniff - Winter Wonderland [00:33:46] Bing Crosby - Do You Hear What I Hear [00:36:37] Commercials cut out, Brian Hackney discusses Spike Jones [00:37:49] Spike Jones - All I Want For Christmas...
Topics: californialightandsound, Hackney, Brian, Peek, Jerry, Yankovic, Al, 1959-
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
Note : No audio until 00:01:06. Description : Documentation of the inauguration of Robert E. Kennedy as President of Cal Poly in 1967, including footage of then-California Governor Ronald Reagan. [00:00:11] A plane arrives on tarmac and Governor Reagan steps out; [00:00:34] Shots of Cal Poly campus with people waiting; [00:00:37] Many people in cap and gown go into the gymnasium; [00:01:06] Robert E. Kennedy takes his oath; [00:01:40] Kennedy begins his speech; [00:03:50] Reagan's speech begins...
Topic: californialightandsound
Note : Film is quite dark 00:02:20-47, and around 00:25:00 - 00:28:00, as in original source. Description : The film is a student's Senior Project, documenting the printing process involved for the state's premiere agricultural education publication. [00:00:16] Title Card [00:00:52] Introductory summary [00:01:19] View of a city street in Turlock, CA [00:01:36] Turlock High School [00:02:10] Several future farmer students enter a classroom [00:03:05] Chapter reporter takes notes on a meeting...
Topic: californiarevealed
Description : Summary of Cal Poly's history up to 1966, including an interview with its presiding, and most influential, President, Julian McPhee. [00:00:00] Leader [00:00:13] Aerial shot of campus with introduction [00:00:38] Beginning of history narration over shot of flags [00:01:04] Early photos of administration buildings with description of grounds [00:01:46] Photo of first staff [00:02:12] First World War effect on Cal Poly discussion [00:02:47] Early photos continue with construction...
Topic: californialightandsound
Description : Footage of Cal Poly's mechanical engineering program and other parts of campus, circa 1930s - 1940s; [00:00:11] "Pictures of the Campus taken from the Air" [00:00:51] Weeks' Buildings can be seen (L-R: Dormitory No. 1, Administration, Household Arts); [00:00:55] Mott Gym to the right of Weeks' Buildings, Electrical Power Generating Plant to right of Mott; [00:01:08] Domitories (Deuel, Chase, Jesperson, Heron); [00:01:39] "Shop Buildings of the Aeronautics...
Topic: californiarevealed
Description : Early footage of livestock and agricultural activities on Cal Poly campus, when it was known as California Polytechnic School, and prior to the school being recognized as having 'collegiate status' by the state. [00:00:12] "Cal Poly boys look over barrows for project animals"; [00:00:45] "Getting the Future Farmer champion steer ready for the South San Francisco Show"; [00:01:33] "Carloads of Angus and Herefords owned and fed by students"; [00:02:15]...
Topic: californiarevealed
Description : [00:00:22] Several men pose in front of a building [00:00:30] Men inspect various nurseries and greenhouses [00:01:15] A large group of men pose in front of H. Plath and Sons nursery [00:02:06] Panning shots of students in nursery [00:02:39] East Bay Nursery [00:04:30] The students walk around a park; close-ups of flowers are shown [00:06:16] Views of a park with a large greenhouse and flower arrangements [00:07:27] View of another nursery with very few plants inside [00:08:41]...
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
Description : Couper FFA story / Modesto FFA [00:00:10] A man tries to fix a plow but is unable to; [00:00:51] A man continues working on a plow; [00:01:07] The man repairs the plow; [00:01:49] A man gets into a truck; [00:01:57] A man drives a tractor across a field; [00:02:10] A man drives a different tractor along a row of trees; [00:02:36] A man uses an engine to drive a grain mill; [00:02:53] A man holding a shovel inspects a ditch; [00:03:08] A man with an FFA shirt studies from books;...
Topic: californialightandsound
Description : [00:00:00] Scenes from a rodeo in black-and-white. [00:01:45] Color footage of a pavilion in Arabic style with Arabic writing on it. [00:03:00] Color footage of a parade [00:03:49] Footage of parade continues in black-and-white Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : Dexter, MS 009 Box 81 Collection : California Fairs Collection Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by California Polytechnic State University. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright...
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
Description : 5th annual Poly Royal event. [00:00:11] A car pulls up to a house and two men run to get into the car, which speeds off; [00:00:39] Another man is picked up; [00:00:57] Men shovel sawdust or dirt out of a wagon and spread it on the ground in construction of an arena; [00:02:08] Cows line up in front of a barn; [00:02:31] A man talks into a microphone labeled "SoCo"; [00:02:50] Panning shot of many cows and their owners; [00:03:20] Pigs [00:03:50] Panning shot of cars in...
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
Description : Documentation of a fire on Cal Poly's campus in 1970. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : 409C - Shelf 12/A-6 - Box 27 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by California Polytechnic State University. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor...
Topic: californiarevealed
Description : Documentation of Cal Poly football team when John Madden, future Hall of Fame coach for the Oakland Raiders and famous television commentator, played as a linemen on the Cal Poly team. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : Dexter, Bin 8 Aisle, right Box 1 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by California Polytechnic State University. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the...
Topic: californiarevealed
Description : Pictures of student farming programs at Cal Poly in 1932 when it was still a high school [00:00:14] Title cards; [00:00:35] A man sorts eggs according to cards; more men are shown caring for birds as explained by title cards; [00:02:43] A student walks around hen cages and sorts eggs; [00:03:40] Dairy cows are examined and selected; [00:05:18] Cows are led by students; [00:05:54] Some cows are milked; [00:10:10] Sheep are shorn; [00:10:39] Hogs are shown in a field, then get fed...
Topic: californiarevealed
Description : Documentation of the land and area that would later become Cal Poly-Pomona, when it was still considered the Southern California campus, or unit, of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The land was donated by Jerry Voorhis and his family. The footage may even document the original land donated by the Voorhis', which was only used by Cal Poly students for a short period of time before the campus was moved to the Kellog Ranch. [00:00:15] Views of a farm outdoors; [00:00:26] Several men wash...
Topic: californiarevealed
Description : Poly Royal 1955 [00:00:12] Footage of crowds [00:00:27] Car rolls out onto football field, camera in stands [00:01:11] Drill team marches out onto field with cavalry [00:01:46] Military band plays briefly [00:02:19] A man gives a speech [00:02:30] Poly Royal Court drives on field [00:03:02] A woman gives a speech; Julian McPhee in crowd on stage [00:03:47] Military band plays [00:04:02] View from band toward crowd in stands [00:04:08] Trailer Backing contest [00:04:49] Views of...
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
Description : Documentation of agricultural field trip to Winters, CA in the 1940s. [00:00:20] Several men look at sheep running in a pasture; [00:00:44] Some shots of buildings and fields; [00:00:55] A bus labeled "California State Polytechnic" unloads men; [00:01:37] Several men sign a logbook; [00:01:51] View of the men walking in the distance across a sheep pasture; [00:02:10] More panning shots of sheep; [00:02:35] Several men look at a full pen of sheep in a barn; [00:02:58] A...
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
Note : No audio until 00:00:24. Audio drops out from 00:01:52-57. Description : Documentation of future US President Ronald Reagan, during a visit to Cal Poly, likely in the late 1960s after Reagan was first elected California Governor. [00:00:15] Brief shots of the exterior and interior of the gymnasium; [00:00:24] Governor Reagan begins his speech; [00:01:36] A man begins speaking but is cut off; [00:02:02] President Kennedy begins his speech; [00:03:12] End of recording Source : 1 Reel of 1:...
Topic: californiarevealed
Note : No audio from 00:01:15 to 00:01:27. Motion appears fast in some sections since it was digitized at sound speed to capture the soundtrack. Description : [00:02:25] Agricultural vocational farm [00:03:16] Waldo Weeth Ranch [00:03:58] Amo La Salle Ranch and family members shown [00:04:21] Fresno KFRE radio station shown [00:04:45] Lunch at the "Hut", where former students attended [00:05:18] Manufacturing plant at Madera [00:05:55] Strathford farm and horse shown [00:06:19] Elton...
Topic: californiarevealed
Note : Part 1: Keynote speech begins at 00:22:15. Description : Recording of a speech by Linus Pauling, given shortly before he received his second Nobel Prize. Additional Description : Original note on card: Dr. Linus Carl Pauling (2-time Nobel Prize winner in chemistry), Calif. Lib. Assn. 62nd annual conference, Pasadena, CA. Call Number : Dexter Bin 1, U Arch AV Tapes Box 3 (Reels) Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In...
Topics: californialightandsound, Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994, Pasadena (Calif.)
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
Note : Approximately one minute of silence in program around 00:33:00. Series Title : As I Remember Description : Interview with Beck, who served as a member of the Farm Management faculty at Cal Poly 1932-1963. Beck was also involved in planning and conducting Poly Royal (annual Cal Poly showcase event), and in coordinating the Alumni Association. Additional Description : Note in original container: "Subject areas - Farm Management, Poly Royal, Alumni Assoc. at Cal Poly from 1932 - 1963,...
Topic: californialightandsound
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description : Documentation of Cal Poly football game when John Madden, future Hall of Fame coach for the Oakland Raiders and famous television commentator, played as a linemen for the Cal Poly team. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : Dexter, Bin 8 Aisle, right Box 1 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by California Polytechnic State University. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the...
Topic: californiarevealed
Description : Two men pose on a decorated car. They take out a frog from a glass jar. Shots of Ringling Bros. Circus, including rides and crowds. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection : California Fairs Collection Call Number : MS 009 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing...
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
Note : Warning: Potentially disturbing content from 00:08:40 to 00:11:40 and 00:12:30 to end. Description : [00:00:13] Recording begins; several students examine sheep in a field [00:00:48] The students begin to trim the wool [00:01:51] Sheep are herded out of a pen [00:02:43] The sheep run in a field [00:02:57] Several men gather around as sheep are force-fed [00:03:38] A sheep is shorn [00:05:20] Sheep are gathered in a pen near a barn [00:06:19] A large truck moves through a gate; sheep are...
Topic: californiarevealed
Description : Cal Poly's Rose Parade float in 1968. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : Dexter, Bin 8 Aisle, UA Films Box 4 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by California Polytechnic State University. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions,...
Topic: californiarevealed
Description : Views of Perimeter Drive and Grand Ave from buildings, panning back and forth to show the large numbers of cars in traffic. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : Dexter, Bin 8 Aisle, UA Films Box 4 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by California Polytechnic State University. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some...
Topic: californiarevealed
Description : Early documentation of a long-standing traditional event at Cal Poly [00:00:11] Several cows are in a corraland students move them around; [00:01:12] Panning shot of the campus; [00:01:36] Many people including a military band are arranged in grandstands; [00:01:59] Military band plays; [00:02:36] View from a handheld or tractor-mounted camera of a field; [00:03:19] Football players make plays in the dirt; [00:03:55] A tractor pulls a small shed as several men look on; [00:05:20]...
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
Description : Documentation of Kellogg Ranch area, an 812-acre horse ranch, just at the time it was donated to Cal Poly by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Footage includes the then-president of Cal Poly, Julian McPhee, and presumably representatives from the Kellogg Foundation and other Cal Poly administrators. [00:00:15] A truck carrying men, including Cal Poly President Julian McPhee, drives up to a bluff overseeing the Kellogg Ranch; [00:01:05] Shots of the truck driving around orchards;...
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie
Description : Earliest footage of the Cal Poly football team available in the library's University Archives. Highlights of Cal Poly vs San Francisco State football game. Footage is vignetted and appears to be filmed at a slightly highter frame rate. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : Dexter, Bin 8 Aisle, right Box 1 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by California Polytechnic State University. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed...
Topic: californialightandsound
Description : Footage is mainly views of crops and tractors, though in the middle there are shots of scientists working with wheat strains. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : Dexter, Bin 8 Aisle, UA Films Box 5 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks....
Topic: californiarevealed
Description : Interview with Roy Simpson (State Superintendent of Public Instruction), Vernon Sturgeon (State Senator for S.L.O. District, then Legislative Secretary to Governor Reagan), and Louis S. Merrill (General Manager of the Western Fairs Association). The interview is part of a doctoral dissertation project, conducted by a Stanford doctoral student named Richard Dale Moody. The title of the dissertation is "Advocate for vocational education in California: the professional career of...
Topics: californialightandsound, Simpson, Roy, Sturgeon, Vernon, Merrill, Louis S., Sacramento (Calif.)
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
Series Title : As I Remember Description : Interview with Couper, who served on Cal Poly's Agriculture faculty from 1931-1965. Couper was also involved in the Future Farmers of America, Cal Poly's Kellog-Voorhis campus (later Cal Poly Pomona), and the California Bureau of Agricultural Education. Additional Description : Note in original container: "Subject areas - Agriculture, Future Farmers of America, Bureau of Agric Educ, K-V Campus. At C.P. 1931 to 1965." Rights : Copyrighted....
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description : Interview with Perozzi, who attended Cal Poly between 1909-1912, during the university's first ten years of existence. Perozzi also worked in maintenance at Cal Poly after graduation, giving him a unique perspective on the growth of the campus between 1909-1967. [00:00:24] John Perozzi describes his initial contact with Cal Poly; [00:01:11] Perozzi describes the level of Cal Poly - equivalent to a state technical high school; [00:01:51] Perozzi describes his coursework; [00:02:45]...
Topics: californialightandsound, San Luis Obispo (Calif.), Perozzi, John
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
Description : [00:00:14] Announcer describes 1955 Alumni Tour [00:01:39] Interviewer raises question of vocational training contrasted against child labor laws [00:01:54] McPhee talks about his pride in the students and alumni of Cal Poly [00:02:00] McPhee describes his philosophy of the Alumni Tour [00:02:47] McPhee describes his wishes that more California schools could be like Cal Poly [00:03:00] McPhee talks about the number of graduates and how he visits some from many graduation years...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Disc of 1: Transcription disc: LP Record
Description : [00:00:11] People carry boxes from a truck near Bethel Lutheran church; [00:00:36] Two men and two women talk to one another on a lawn; [00:00:55] People set up boxes full of clothes on tables; [00:01:54] School supplies are sorted into boxes; [00:02:30] Two men shake hands near a stack of boxes; [00:02:56] View from a peak zooming in to a distant town; [00:03:16] Several people pose as if for a still photo; [00:03:34] Many people carry boxes up a mountain trail in a rural...
Topic: californiarevealed
Series Title : As I Remember Description : Interview with Bennion, who served as faculty in the Cal Poly Animal Husbandry department from 1938-1967. Additional Description : Note in original container: "Subject areas - Animal husbandry dept. at Cal Poly from 1938 - 1967." Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by California Polytechnic State University. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description : Interview with Raymond A. Rydell, in 1967 the Executive Vice Chancellor of the California State Colleges system. The interview is part of a doctoral dissertation project, conducted by a Stanford doctoral student named Richard Dale Moody. The tile of the dissertation is "Advocate for vocational education in California: the professional career of Julian A. McPhee" and was completed in 1968. [00:00:11] Recording begins, Moody talks about minutes from a trustees meeting;...
Topics: californialightandsound, Moody, Richard Dale, Rydell, Raymond A.
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
Call Number : 409C - Shelf 12/A-6 - Box 28 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description : Interview with Harry R. Wellman, who in 1967-1968 served as acting President of the University of California system. Wellman was also an important agricultural educator, and his interview is part of a doctoral dissertation project, conducted by a Stanford doctoral student named Richard Dale Moody. The title of the dissertation is;Advocate for vocational education in California: the professional career of Julian A. McPhee; and was completed in 1968. Additional Description :...
Topics: californialightandsound, University of California, Berkeley, Moody, Richard Dale, Wellman, Harry R.
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Description : Interview with Chancellor Dumke early in his career as the head of the California State Colleges system. The interview is part of a doctoral dissertation project undertaken by a Stanford graduate student named Richard Dale Moody. The dissertation was titled "Advocate for vocational education in California: the professional career of Julian A. McPhee", and completed in 1968. [00:00:10] Recording begins mid-sentence, Moody asking about California State College impression...
Topics: californialightandsound, Moody, Richard Dale, Dumke, Glenn S.
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
Description : Documentation of the Cal Poly president, Julian McPhee, discussing the relationship between colleges in the California State Colleges (CSC) system and the CSC Chancellor, during a time of transition (1962) within the CSC administration. 1962 marked the year Glenn Dumke succeeded Buell Gallagher as CSC Chancellor, a position he would keep until 1982. [00:00:22] Introductory speaker (Phil?) presents Dr. McPhee [00:01:17] Applause, McPhee thanks staff [00:01:46] McPhee explains why...
Topics: californialightandsound, McPhee, Julian
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape